Musician Dave Grohl, the Nirvana drummer and founder of the Foo Fighters, said the living members of “Nirvana” may change the cover of its 1991 album “Nevermind” ahead of its 30th-anniversary re-release.
Grohl’s comments in an interview with “The Sunday Times” published over the weekend mark the first time any living members of the band have commented about the cover amid an ongoing lawsuit filed by the man who appeared on the cover of the 1991 record.
“I have many ideas of how we should alter that cover but we’ll see what happens,” Grohl told the outlet. “We’ll let you know. I’m sure we’ll come up with something good.”
The band in November announced “Nevermind” would be re-released in November this year to commemorate the 30th anniversary, Billboard reported.
“I think that there’s much more to look forward to and much more to life than getting bogged down in those kinds of things,” Grohl told The Sunday Times.
Spencer Elden, whose image as a naked baby was used for the album artwork sued the band in August, claiming its members and others involved with the photograph violated federal child pornography statutes.
Elden is alleged “commercial child sexual exploitation,” and said he experienced lifelong damages including permanent emotional distress, loss of income, and psychological harm” because of the well-known album cover.